Friday, April 3, 2009

In Amsterdam:

Een mooie dag in Amsterdam. English: A beautiful day in Amsterdam. It would have been great if someone would have told me the following before I moved here: 'Yeah… Amsterdam; it's a nice city. Beautiful, charming, full of bikes and canals, historic yet modern, tolerant, diverse, creative, you name it–the works. But, oh, yeah... by the way but the weather sucks, the winters are hell. Also, you'll probably have a hard time getting used to the lack of light by being so far up north on the globe... but once spring rolls around again... well, your chipper-ness and starry-eyed spirit will return. Don't you worry. Trust me.' If only I had known then what I know now. The return of summer is near. It's spring, in the city.